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Fillet steak with shiitake mushrooms in red wine

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Fillet steak with shiitake mushrooms in red wine

Main Serves 2 15 min
This meal of succulent steak and mushrooms takes under 15 minutes to make and is a huge treat. Lightly steamed green beans or creamed spinach are a very good side with it.


  • 2 fillet steaks
  • oil for frying, e.g. vegetable
  • 200g shiitake mushrooms, cleaned but left whole
  • leaves from a sprig of thyme
  • 1 tbsp port (optional)
  • 6 tbsp red wine
  • 40g butter
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Lightly oil the steaks and season on both sides. Heat a heavy based pan until very hot, add the steaks and seal on both sides. For medium to medium-rare steaks you want to cook them for about 3 minutes each side, depending on their thickness. Adjust the time a couple of minutes either way for rare or well done.
  • Step 2

    Remove the steaks from the pan to a plate and leave them to rest.
  • Step 3

    Add a little more oil to the pan if needed and add the mushrooms, and cook for one minute only. Add the thyme leaves, port if using, and red wine.
  • Step 4

    Cook until the liquid is reduced by about half, then add the butter. Serve the mushrooms over the steaks.

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